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Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies

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My Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars got rave reviews from family and friends this week.  I’ll be adding this to my Christmas cookies that I’ll make each year.  Hope you enjoy!

Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I’m back with a cookie bar that’s going to knock your socks off.  You might recall a picture I posted on Instagram a few days ago.  I had to get these out of my house before I ate the entire batch….they were that good.

Festive soft gingersnap flavors meet chewy chocolate chip cookie bars.  You don’t want to miss this recipe!  Have fun!

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Add your sugar to a nice large mixing bowl.

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Add your brown sugar and browned butter that’s cooled slightly.  Mix well then add the rest of your wet ingredients.

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Time for the dry ingredients including Gold Medal all purpose flour.

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Give a good mix.

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If your grocery store doesn’t sell these fun chocolate stars, chocolate chips will do just fine 🙂  My Target had these, score!

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I love the big bite of chocolate the stars bring to the bars.  Go big or go home right?  Lol!

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Ready for the oven.

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Bake for about 30 minutes, until cooked through, then let cool before cutting into squares.

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Thank you chocolate stars 🙂

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Chewy and fabulous.  Enjoy.

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Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | Christmas Cookies

Brown Butter Gingersnap Chocolate Chip Cookie BarsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 30 min | Total time: 45 min


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 bag chocolate stars or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan and let cook/bubble until browned and golden. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until combined then add eggs, molasses and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Slowly stir in Gold Medal all purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and chocolate stars or chips. Stir until combined then transfer to prepared baking dish spreading evenly. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Makes 12-16 Servings

This is a sponsored post for Gold Medal Flour however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  1. 1

    Oh wow, these sound delicious! And I’ve never seen those chocolate stars before – so cute.

  2. 2

    I made some gingerbread chocolate chip bars about a month ago and know I would go nuts for yours! They look rich and full of my fave flavors! Love molasses (and chocolate!) & browned butter! 🙂 pinned

  3. 3

    Love the gingersnap and chocolate combo here!

  4. 4

    I love those chocolate stars! These look out of control!

  5. 5

    Oh my! The gingersnap and brown butter and chocolate combo is making my heart flutter!

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    I want the whole pan!

  7. 7

    Gingersnap and brown butter sound like they’d be so good together! Love those chocolate stars too. 🙂

  8. 8
    Liz says:

    Nice recipe. Thank you.

  9. 9

    Love those chocolate stars on the top! Awesome recipe!

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    naomi says:

    I CANT wait to try this! I love the brown butter and gingersnap combination.

  11. 11

    The cookie bars are amazing and who wouldn’t love a big bite of a chocolate star.

  12. 12

    LOVE the puddles of chocolate! When I saw your pic on IG of the ingredients, I knew you’d do gingerbread chocolate chunk something, but these far surpassed my expectations! Beautiful! Yum!

  13. 13

    Love everything about these!

  14. 14
    marla says:

    Those chocolate stars look so pretty! Love these for the holidays 🙂

  15. 15

    Jenny…. I wish you were my next door neighbor!

  16. 16

    Oh my chocolate STARS, Jenny!! LOVE the look of these!

  17. 17
    Gaby says:

    Cookies are the best part of the holidays! These sound right up my alley!

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    Tieghan says:

    Honestly my whole family would devour this pan in minutes!! Love these! 🙂

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    Alexandria says:

    These look so delicious! Have to try this recipe.

  21. 21

    These cookie bars are among the best I’ve ever had. I’m adding this to my Christmas and New Year list.

  22. 22

    These look divine! Yummy! I shared this recipe on FB!

  23. 23
    Jennifer says:

    Hi there! Made this dough tonight – it tastes delish! I want to make it a cookie though, is that possible? Do I have to change the recipe at all?

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    Christina says:

    These were way too rich for us. They might be good for a cookie exchange or having at a holiday party, but one pan was way too much for our household.

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    Kathy says:

    I loved these bars! I typically don’t care for gingerbread type cookies, but these were delicious!! I did use dark chocolate chunks instead of the chocolate stars and I really liked how the flavors worked together.Thank you for sharing!!

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    Tieneke says:

    Very tasty! I made half the recipe and baked it about 15 minutes longer. Now it’s very firm, almost fudgy. Mmm…

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    Fern says:

    Look great; however, what is the exact measurement of 2 sticks butter? Would that be equivalent to 1/2 cup butter or is it more than that? Looking forward to trying this recipe!

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